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During the International Forum on African-Caribbean Leadership (IFAL) 2023 –with the Theme: Africa-Caribbean cooperation and today’s global geopolitics which was held recently in NEW YORK, at the prestigious New York Hilton Midtown – 1335 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10019, United States.
The Global Peace Ambassador, Mr. Hugues Sanon presented the Medal of Honor to Dr. Ken Giami, President and Publisher of the African Leadership Magazine, to His Excellency Irfaan Ali, President of Guyana; His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe and to His Excellency Mr. Muhammad Jallow, Vice President of Gambia.
Mr. Sanon emphasizes the importance of diplomacy and politics in achieving peace and sustainability in Africa and the world.
“I urge all African leaders to continue and put heads together because together we are stronger and together we’ll continue to empower the World “, Said Mr. Sanon
In the same vein, Ambassador Hugues Sanon also participated at the GLOBAL POWER WOMEN CONFERENCE (GPWC) 2023 with the THEME “Advancing Resilience & Transformational Women Leadership for Sustainable High Performance & Global Impact, Hosted By the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development, held At the Hilton located at 1335 6th Avenue New York, NY 10019,
The event was attended by HE Vjosa Osmani, President of Kosovo; HE Mellisa Santokhi-Seenacherry, First Lady of Suriname; HE Angeline Ndayishimiye, First Lady of Burundi; Hon. Rosalyn Henderson Myers, Member South Carolina, House of representatives, among other prominent business and political leaders from across the globe.
Earlier, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Mr. Sanon also presented three special medals of honor to Judge Octave Saint Juste, Mr. Garry Dorlean and Mrs. Nadine Charles, three great individuals from Haiti who have impacted their community.
Hugues Sanon and his New York City team also took part at the AFPC UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SIDE-EVENT to discuss with the panelists and global leaders who attended the event on various challenges the world is facing and how to get results through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Ambassador Hugues Sanon also participated at the 78th UNGA High-Level Side Event on Social Business, Youth and Technology co-hosted by the Government of Timor Leste , Cabo Verde, Nigeria and the Global Committee on Social Business for Sustainable Development Goals, co-curated by Yunus Centre, The Yunus+You Foundation and *Youthink” Center, attended by Government leaders, Nobel Laureates, UN SDG Advocates, Business Leaders, Innovators, Social Entrepreneurs, young leaders from all over the world to empower community-led actions and innovate together for achieving SDGs: 1) Build a global eco-system to support social business, youth and technology for SDGs 2) Promote cross-sector and generational partnerships for innovation and development 3) Build a global network to support youth on technical innovation and social business with Featured Speakers include: H.E. José Ramos-Horta, President of Timor Leste, 1996 Nobel Peace Laureate, H.E. Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister, The Government of Cabo Verde Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate 2006, Chairman of Yunus Centre, Founder of Grameen Bank and UN SDG Advocate Emeritus, Hon. Dr. Bosun Tijani, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Nigeria.
During the conference, Ambassador Hugues Sanon had the privilege to discuss with many young leaders, experts, and advocates including Dr. Muhammad Yunus, who is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and in 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.